LDS History, August 13, 1831

-- August 13, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Chariton, Missouri. On the banks of the Missouri River, Joseph Smith had a chance meeting with several elders who were on their way to the land of Zion, and he received Doctrine & Covenants 62, a revelation concerning their journey. (1)

[Revelations] Chariton, Missouri. Doctrine and Covenants 62. For John Murdock, Hyrum Smith, Harvey Whitlock, and David Whitmer. Joseph and his companions happened upon these four in Chariton on August 13. Their missions are not finished, but they may go to Zion and hold a meeting before returning to their labors.
Book of Commandments 63 heading: A Revelation to certain elders, while journeying to the land of Zion, given on the bank of the Missouri river, August, 1831.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 72 heading: Revelation given August, 1831.
Book of Commandments 63. (2)

-- August 27, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith and his company arrived in Kirtland from Independence, Missouri. (1)

-- 27 Aug. 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. and his party reach Kirtland. (3)

-- 1831 August 28
Sidney Rigdon ordains Oliver Cowdery a High Priest. (4)

-- Late August 1831
[Joseph Smith] Joseph returns to Kirtland. (5)

-- August 29, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. While traveling to Colesville, New York, from Harmony, Pennsylvania, Joseph Smith and his company were miraculously delivered from their enemies, who were blinded and unable to identify them. (1)

-- about August 30, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. In response to the anxiety of the Saints, Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 63, a revelation concerning the gathering of the Saints and the purchase of land. (1)

-- August 30 or 31, 1831
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 63. The Lord saves and destroys whom he wants. Do not seek after signs-signs follow faith. Adulterers confess or be exposed. The lake of fire and brimstone-the second death. Earth will be transfigured. The living will live to the usual age and die, then be transfigured in the twinkling of an eye. Gather to Zion, but not hastily-Joseph to approve those who go. Buy land there so you don't anger the residents. Don't try to take it by force. The Lord is angry with the wicked. He will come down and burn them up. Ordain N. K. Whitney agent. Time of warning. Be careful how you use the name of the Lord. Repent. Joseph and Sidney to be led by the Spirit in their search for homes.
Newel K. Whitney Papers, Box 1, fd. 4 dates the revelation August 31.
Evening and Morning Star 1, no. 6 (Feb. 1833): {6} heading: A Revelation Given, August 30, 1831.
Book of Commandments 64 heading: A Revelation given in Kirtland, August, 1831.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 20 heading: Revelation given in Kirtland, August, 1831. (2)

-- September 11, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 64, a revelation containing the Lords law of forgiveness and the warning, he that is tithed shall not be burned. (1)

-- September 11 or 12, 1831
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 64. Keys of the mysteries of the kingdom stay with Joseph as long as he obeys. He has sinned, but is forgiven. He has been unjustly accused. Bring unrepentant before the church where they can repent or be cut off. I was angry with Ezra Booth and Isaac Morley, but I have forgiven Isaac. Frederick doesn't need to sell his farm, Newel to keep his business. Expect to stay in Kirtland for five years, then all may go to Zion. Don't go into debt. Imposters will be exposed. Zion will judge the nations. All nations will seek it, and fear it.
Newel K. Whitney manuscript, Box 1, fd. 5, heading: given at Kirtland Sept 11th 1831.
Book of Commandments 65 heading: A Revelation to the elders of the church, given in Kirtland, Ohio, September 1831.
The Book of Commandments ends near the end of what is now D&C 64:36. (A mob destroyed the press. ).
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 21 heading: A Revelation given in Kirtland, September, 1831. (2)

-- September 12, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith moved with his family to Hiram, Ohio, to live with John and Alice Johnson. (1)

-- 12 Sept. 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. and family move into the John Johnson home in Hiram, Ohio (about thirty miles southeast of Kirtland), where he and Sidney Rigdon work on translating the Bible. A conference authorizes W. W. Phelps to buy a press and type for the Evening and the Morning Star, to be published at Independence. (3)

-- 1831 Sept 12
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph and Emma move to John Johnson farm in Hiram, Ohio. (6)

-- September 26, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith completed Matthew 26:123 in his work on the inspired translation of the Bible. (1)

-- Fall 1831
[Heber C. Kimball] Joins Baptist church. (7)

-- about October 4, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Hiram, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 65, a revelation on the Lords Prayer, in which the Lord confirmed that the keys of the kingdom of God were established upon the earth so that the kingdom of heaven may come. (1)

-- October 11, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Hiram, Ohio. At a conference at John Johnsons, Joseph Smith taught the brethren about the ancient manner of instructing meetings. (1)

-- October 25, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Orange, Ohio. Joseph Smith attended a follow-up to the conference held on October 11 and received Doctrine & Covenants 66, a revelation giving conditional blessings to William E. McLellin and calling Samuel H. Smith to preach the gospel. (1)

-- October 26, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Hiram, Ohio. En route from Orange, Ohio, to Hiram, Joseph Smith healed William McLellins ankle. (1)

-- 29 Oct. 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. receives a revelation at Hiram, Ohio, for Samuel Smith and William E. McLellin to serve a mission. (3)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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3 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
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6 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
7 - On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball, Stanely B. Kimball editor. Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1987. Chronology

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